Fans are legit crazy!
After the Jane the Virgin season 4 poster revealed a new actor would play Jane’s son Mateo, fans started revolting.
Using the hashtag #NotMyMateo, fans expressed their anger that Mateo was being replaced by an actor who looked nothing like the previous Mateo.
Ok, crazies, you need to chill the fuck out.
First of all, the previous Mateo is busy with school (per TVLine) and also it’s not uncommon for shows to keep a rotating cast of young actors as a character grows up on screen.
And most important of all, THE ACTOR IS FIVE! You are literally attacking a five-year-old. Yeah.
Gina Rodriguez was not too happy when she saw fans reactions and took to Twitter to say,
He is 5 years old. I’m going to need all y’all commenting on new Mateo to take one dirty second and realize you are insulting a 5 year old! https://t.co/9PEF9U7Q75
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) September 18, 2017
Since then, fans have luckily calmed down, but it’s still crazy that Gina even had to take to Twitter to squash this.
So next time you plan on attacking someone online, try to remember that they’re a real person — especially if they’re a child!
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.